The University continues to abide by state regulations. On-campus events are not permitted without permission and groups must be in compliance with state-restricted group size. Event organizers are encouraged to use remote technology wherever possible to offer events in a revised, virtual format. For those that cannot be delivered virtually, organizers may determine to cancel or postpone events until a later date, when the state deems it safe to gather. This includes events sponsored by the University, schools, departments, or units, as well as student-sponsored events.

See our events page for the latest on the status — including postponements or cancelations — of campus events.

Due to a ban on gatherings in New York State, and the requirement of our state and county departments of health to maintain social distance and reduce population density during the COVID-19 pandemic, Adelphi University’s traditional Commencement Ceremony for 2020, originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 20 at Nassau Coliseum was not held as planned. In addition, our traditional Hooding Ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center was not held on that date as planned.

The Adelphi University Commencement Steering Committee considered multiple alternative options including a virtual ceremony, smaller college and school ceremonies, and waiting until an unknown date to host a University-wide ceremony. It was decided unanimously to reschedule Commencement 2020 and to host a full, traditional university-wide ceremony for our 2020 graduates and their families on a future date when our government and public health authorities announce that it is safe to resume large, in-person gatherings and events. It was also been decided that our traditional Doctoral Hooding ceremony would rescheduled for a future date when our government and public health authorities announce that it is safe to resume large, in-person gatherings and events.

We will communicate the new plans and details when they are finalized. For more detailed answers to your frequently asked questions, please visit our commencement website.

Adelphi’s housekeeping staff in the Facilities Management Department continues to utilize hospital-grade cleaning products and protocols. As a residential campus, it has always been our policy to employ the highest level of rigor in the cleaning and sanitizing of facilities and spaces on our campus.

This is a time when many members of our community may be experiencing heightened anxiety or concern. We are here for you. Whether you are a student or a faculty or staff member, we will help you to locate the resources you need to educate yourself and address your needs and concerns.  And if you aren’t sure who to go to, any of these caring campus resources can guide you.

View a comprehensive listing of resources to guide you through the semester.

For medical questions about coronavirus, contact the Health Services Center at 516.877.6000 or

At this time, our satellite centers in Manhattan, Hudson Valley, and Suffolk County are closed; however, all staff and units are accessible remotely. While the University’s Garden City campus is operational, it has shifted to a remote workforce, staffed by essential personnel only to help increase social distance and reduce density.

Panther Pantry is still open.

  • Orders will be filled on Tuesdays and Fridays. Orders can still only be placed online.
  • Orders placed Friday afternoon – Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. will be filled on Tuesday afternoon. Orders Placed Tuesday after 10:00 a.m. – Friday at 10:00 a.m. will be filled Friday afternoons.

Once your order has been filled you may come Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. to pick it up.

Students ordering from on-campus:
The new pick up location is in Nexus 126. Please show this to the campus safety worker and they will bring you your order.

Students ordering from off-campus:
Please drive up to the campus entrance near Levermore Hall (Gate C) on South Street. Show the Campus Safety worker your email. The Campus Safety worker will instruct you where to park and allow you to go pick up your package in Nexus 126.

Adelphi continues to offer instruction delivered by world-class faculty in the required virtual environment of the current climate. Personalized student attention continues to be delivered by faculty as well as academic support, services and activities. For this reason, we are not considering partial tuition refunds.

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